On alleged fake admission at KSUSTA, Kebbi

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A recent petition by a senior staff of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (KSUSTA) had rocked the entire management when it alleges that, some senior academic staff have been involved in admission racketeering, that enrolls students with fake entry results.
In the petition to the Vice Chancellor, Prof.
Bashir Ladan Aliero, dated July 18, 2018 the petitioner who is Chairman of Senior Non Academic Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Comrade Ja’afar Hamidu Bage, alleged that instead of screening students with fake ordinary level results, they are throughout the years from screening exercises and thereafter issue them statement of results after graduation.
It alleged that instead of the university management to treat the petition on its merits, after the allegation was confirmed, the petitioner summoned the SSANU alongside others and begged him to withdraw the petition.
However, it was alleged that there was a serious conspiracy by some of the management staff of the university to exonerate the accused from being indicted because of the penalty attached to the crime.
After forwarding the petition to the disciplinary committee by university management, on July 30 the committee commenced sitting.
But while members were in their seats, the university bursar and his deputy, invited the committee chairman into a closed door meeting which lasted for almost 30 minutes, soliciting his support to exonerate the examination officer, record officer and the former acting registrar of the university.
During the sitting the chairman of the committee who is a seasoned administrator one Comrade Faruk Maitama said because of the seriousness of the case, the petitioner should not be allowed to appear in person to defend his petition, but will be asked to put his defence in writing.
And a letter should be written to the petitioner to attach all supporting documents that will indicate the authenticity of the petition.
In responding to the letter sent to him on August 31,t 2018, Comrade Bage quoted the Freedom of Information Act, and urged the committee to produce the records of the students involved.
But the petitioner requested to appear in person even though, it’s a right not a privilege.
On August 3 the petitioner appeared before the committee and proved his case.
But the petitioner keeps answering questions from members especially the legal officer of the university.
The petitioner has 14 additional petitions to release soon.
Contacted, the university’s public relations officer Habiba L. Musa refused to comment on the matter, saying that it has not been mandated to speak on the issue yet.
But later the DVC academic who is the acting vice chancellor of the university said the petition is being investigated.
Comrade Ja’afar Hamidu Bage, Chairman, SSANU

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